Absence of an Almeida-Thouless Line in Three-Dimensional Spin Glasses Academic Article uri icon


  • We present results of Monte Carlo simulations of the three-dimensional Edwards-Anderson Ising spin glass in the presence of a (random) field. A finite-size scaling analysis of the correlation length shows no indication of a transition, in contrast with the zero-field case. This suggests that there is no Almeida-Thouless line for short-range Ising spin glasses.

author list (cited authors)

  • Young, A. P., & Katzgraber, H. G.

citation count

  • 99

publication date

  • November 2004